The Jungle Book Trail

Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh


Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book was set in the Central Indian forests of Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Venture into these dense sal and teak forests, home to tigers and bison, sloth bear and wild dogs, and some magnificent old trees. On sunrise safaris, experienced naturalists decode the forest for you. Evenings are for starlit meals and bush dinners. Stay at the most conscious properties that blend seamlessly with the wild, explore villages on the fringes of the forest – we promise a truly enriching wilderness holiday.


  • Experience a romantic farm dinner under the stars
  • Go on a safari in Pench National Park of The Jungle Book fame
  • Track tigers and experience the forest by night at Kanha National Park
  • Stay in a magical treehouse in Bandhavgarh

DAY 1-5

The Jungle Book was set in the wild teak and sal forests of Pench and Kanha. Today, these wilderness areas are premier national parks, where mornings and late afternoons are spent on thrilling safaris. In the depths of the forest, track tigers and sloth bear, leopards and rare birds with the help of trained naturalists. Stay at eco-conscious lodges surrounded by farm and forest, where you’ll eat delicious local meals and trade stories with those who call the jungle home. 

DAY 6-8

Bandhavgarh National Park is among India’s finest tiger reserves. Morning jeep safaris are magical affairs as the forest comes to life with the sunrise. Go on guided walks in the wilderness to see the forest’s smallest creatures. Interact with indegenous tribal communities and witness their rich traditions of art and folk music. And when the sun sets, enjoy sundowners and starlit meals at your wilderness lodge. 

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Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh


8 Nights

Best time to visit

October - May

Ideal for

Families, Couples


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